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Old 11-19-2011, 05:25 PM   #1
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Firefox, MMS and (VLC or Mplayer)


I did this before by following these directions at:
http://www.cinlug.org/node/316

I added everything, even installed mozzilla-plugin-vlc. I have all the correct codecs installed. It is not working.

I am using Debian 6.0.3 32bit Squeeze. I have Firefox 8 in a folder in my home directory.

I added this to my Firefox about:config

network.protocol-handler.app.mms
/usr/bin/vlc (also tried mplayer and gmplayer)

network.protocol-handler.external.mms
True

Just as the instructions said. I did get this working before on another computer recently. But for some reason it doesn't want to work for me now.

Maybe because Firefox is not actually installed but in a stand alone folder? It is Firefox 8, maybe this doesn't work anymore? Maybe the universe is conspiring against me?

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Old 11-19-2011, 05:51 PM   #2
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Maybe the universe is conspiring against me?
Hmm, that could be, just wear the tin-foil paper hat, you'll be fine....

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Maybe because Firefox is not actually installed but in a stand alone folder?
Could be...what's the reason for not having it installed?

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I added everything, even installed mozzilla-plugin-vlc. I have all the correct codecs installed. It is not working.
May I suggest installing FF? Just to see what happens...

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Old 11-19-2011, 06:06 PM   #3
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Hmm, that could be, just wear the tin-foil paper hat, you'll be fine....



Could be...what's the reason for not having it installed?



May I suggest installing FF? Just to see what happens...

Thor
Tin-foil hat? That's a great idea! I will show that universe

I am not really sure how to install Firefox the normal way. Only thing in the Debian repo's is Iceweasle, (I used http://debgen.simplylinux.ch/ and lazily generated the repo list. Maybe I am missing one?) When I go to the Mozilla website I get the stand alone Firefox 8. Basically what I have been doing for awhile now to run Firefox on Debian.

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Old 11-19-2011, 06:10 PM   #4
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Firefox is Iceweasle...it's just rebranded...
Personally, I even prefer Iceweasle...I have a feeling Firefox goes too fast ahead...
 
Old 11-19-2011, 06:25 PM   #5
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create a user.js in .mozilla for the profile Firefox is using.

Then add:
/* Multimedia players */
user_pref("network.protocol-handler.app.mms", "/usr/bin/mplayer");
user_pref("network.protocol-handler.external.mms", true);

feel free to change mplayer to whichever media player you choose.

Also make sure you do not have both gecko-mediaplayer and mozilla-plugin-vlc installed.
 
Old 11-19-2011, 06:55 PM   #6
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create a user.js in .mozilla for the profile Firefox is using.

Then add:
/* Multimedia players */
user_pref("network.protocol-handler.app.mms", "/usr/bin/mplayer");
user_pref("network.protocol-handler.external.mms", true);

feel free to change mplayer to whichever media player you choose.

Also make sure you do not have both gecko-mediaplayer and mozilla-plugin-vlc installed.
I did the above with both mplayer then vlc, also changed it in the about:config to match what I added from above. But it is still not working. Should I delete from prefs.js what I added in the about:config page?

Code:
network.protocol-handler.app.mms
/usr/bin/vlc (also tried mplayer and gmplayer)

network.protocol-handler.external.mms
True
This is the link I am trying to view, the stagecam. http://www.hogsbreath.com/hogcam/stagecam.cfm


Edit:Thor_2.0 I tried the default Iceweasle in Squeeze. A couple of my add-ons where not compatible. One I use often is Febe. Makes it easier to keep track of user names and passwords (Of course I store that info in a heavily encrypted and secure place. Better being safe then sorry.)


Edit V2: I took out those lines from the about:config (prefs.js file.) Still nothing. Seems like I have tried everything. Watch this be something simple I am missing.

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Old 11-19-2011, 07:07 PM   #7
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Ok. I still have Iceweasel installed. I decided to try it and see if it worked. It works fine with Iceweasel. So my conclusion is that this is either because Firefox is in a stand alone folder or because it is Firefox 8.


Thanks for the help everyone. Also it seems that using febe in Firefox 8 worked for Iceweasel. All my bookmarks, passwords and screen names are there. So I might just get rid of Firefox 8 now.

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